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After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, Nicole is also a staff writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she's not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

Fly Like a Girl: ‘Supergirl’ – Episode 20 ‘City of Lost Children’

Supergirl is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Monday nights at 8/7 Central on The CW. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in Fly Like a Girl.

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Last night we got to see what Rhea has been up to with Lena Luthor. We also got to see an outstanding performance from Mehcad Brooks as James and while “City of Lost Children” wasn’t the most action-oriented of episodes it was another direct emotional hit by the series. Spoilers from this point on as we recap last night’s episode.

The episode opens with Team Guardian doing their thing. In this case, Guardian saves a woman from two attackers only for the woman to freak out and flee when Guardian tries to reassure her that she’s safe. That people are afraid of Guardian messes with James and he tells Winn it’s time to call it a night.

The next day Lena and Kara have lunch. Lena tells Kara about her awesome new project and partner. Lena is particularly happy that her new partner has become a mentor to her, but she isn’t able to share details with Kara. Lena is saved by a phone call from said partner. Kara and Lena hug with Kara promising to buy lunch next time. Out in the park James and Winn try to talk about the previous night. James makes a comparison to Batman and tells Winn that Guardian is scaring people instead of inspiring them. While they’re talking a woman appears and suddenly gets glowing purple eyes and starts psionically blasting things around. Supergirl flies up to save the day, but the purple-eyed woman vanishes. The DEO identifies the woman as a Forrian, an alien race that is generally known to be peaceful.

That night at dinner Lena is frustrated that testing the transmitter bridge has resulted only in failures. Rhea tries to reassure her, but Lena is worried it won’t work. Rhea tells Lena that she has confidence in her, then leaves. On the street Mon-El thinks he sees Rhea, but is distracted before finding out for sure. In an alley, Guardian stops a drug deal. But the alien tells him that it’s only a little marijuana and that he can give Guardian the location of the purple-eyed woman. Guardian takes the info and goes to her apartment. A little boy comes home, sees Guardian, and freaks out, but James takes off his mask and reassures the child that he’s there to help.

James takes the boy, named Marcus, to the DEO. Alex tries to get information from Marcus, but he won’t speak They quickly realize that Marcus trusts James and Alex lets the pair go offsite to talk. At L-Corp, Lena is frustrated since nothing seems to work. She also thought that the project would let her prove that she’s just as smart as Lex. Rhea tells Lena to stop thinking like her brother. This lets Lena think of a different way to make things work.

James takes Marcus to CatCo. The little boy still only wants to talk to James so he has his assistant get them shakes and fries. James talks to Marcus about the cameras on the table, one he bought with his first check and the other belonging to his father. When James talks about his father, it causes Marcus to open up. Marcus is a refugee who, like James, lost his father. Still at CatCo, Mon-El brings Kara Chinese food for lunch and says that he thinks he saw his mother last night. He also tells Kara that it bothers him that he still cares about his mom.

Back at L-Corp Lena sets up the next test. It works! Simultaneously, Marcus’ eyes go purple and he starts doing the same destructive things he mother did. Supergirl shows up and gets Marcus out of the building. When the device at L-Corp shuts down, Marcus’ eyes return to normal. This leads the gang to realize that there is something triggering the Forrians. Winn sorts out that its a particular particle and Kara realizes it’s the same particle Lena has been working with. Kara calls Lena…and then Rhea answers the phone.

Rhea is unhinged. She blames Supergirl for everything and says that anything that she, Rhea, does, is going to be Supergirl’s fault. Mon-El tries to talk sense into his mom but that doesn’t work. Rhea hangs up, deletes record of the call from Lena’s phone. In his power-dampening cell at the DEO, Marcus tells James he’s scared that Earth will kick him out just like all the other worlds the refugee aliens have gone to has. James connects with Marcus and tells him that he coped with losing his father by blocking people out and then had to learn from his friend, Clark, to let people back in. Marcus then tells James that he can see his mom, but isn’t sure where she is. He can take James there, though. James wants to go with Marcus, but J’onn initially says no. Winn is able to convince J’onn by explaining that there is a mobile dampener for two. They’ll be fine.

Marcus goes to his mom. His mom is initially freaked out by James and Winn, but Marcus convinces her they’re friends. It’s then that a lot more Forrians appear. So much for the dampener.

At L-Corp Lena is sad that Rhea can now leave and Rhea tells her that no matter what, Lena is amazing. Rhea then turns the gateway to high, freaking out Lena. At the DEO Supergirl and Mon-El get the signal and go to Rhea. The Forrians in the hideout all go purple-eyed. James has to try to connect with Marcus to save himself and Winn, which he does. Supergirl and Mon-El try to close the gateway, but can’t. Supergirl can’t break it, either and Rhea is bringing something to Earth. Rhea disables J’onn before Mon-El pulls a gun on his mother. Rhea tells Mon-El that his father killed himself because of Mon-El and manages to get him to lower the gun. She then reveals that she is bringing thousands of Daxamites to earth. As their ships blanket National City Rhea welcome them home to “New Daxam.”

Here’s to hoping Supergirl can handle a whole city’s worth of Daxamites. See you next week!

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